Butsudan and Bones

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The fireplace in Schoolhouse Gallery was reimagined as a Butsudan (shrine) that is commonly found in Japanese homes. 

The pit fired ceramic pieces are reminiscent of bones. Commonly, Japanese people are cremated in death, and the family uses special large chopsticks to place the remnant bones into the urn.

Pit fired ceramics, plaster plinth, rice, incense, 2021

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